Hsin-Ting Tsai

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is known for its highly metastatic character. Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment have not improved the high mortality rate that is attributable to early metastasis. Although several biomarkers correlate with metastasis and prognosis, the molecular mechanisms of NPC development and progression remain unclear. We(More)
BACKGROUND Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is known for its high metastatic potential and locoregional recurrence, although the molecular alterations that are driving NPC metastasis remain unclear at this time. This study aimed to examine the expression of fibulin-5 in NPC, correlate the results with clinicopathological variables and survival, and to(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is well-known for its highly metastatic characteristics, but little is known of its molecular mechanisms. New biomarkers that predict clinical outcome, in particular the ability of the primary tumor to develop metastatic tumors are urgently needed. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of FLJ10540 in human NPC(More)
This study was to evaluate the effect of excision repair cross-complementation group 1(ERCC1) expression on response to cisplatin-based induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) in locally advanced unresectable head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. Fifty-seven patients with locally advanced unresectable HNSCC(More)
Microarray profiling of 15 adjacent normal/tumor-matched esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) specimens identified 40 up-regulated and 95 down-regulated genes. Verification of the microarray measurement by quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR in the same set of samples as well as an additional 15 normal/tumor-matched samples revealed >95%(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) inhibits 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu)-induced apoptosis in esophageal carcinoma cells; however, the mechanisms for IGF-1-induced 5-Fu chemoresistance remain unknown. In the human esophageal carcinoma cell line, CE48T/VGH, we show that IGF-1 up-regulated survivin expression at the post-transcriptional level and this(More)
The functions of Rap-1A in oral carcinogenesis are largely unexplored. In this study, we examined the expression of Rap-1A at different malignant stages of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC). Semiquantitative RT-PCR, quantitative RT-PCR, and Western blotting were used to evaluate Rap-1A mRNA and protein expressions, respectively, in paired OCSCC(More)
BACKGROUND Osteopontin (OPN) is a multifunctional cytokine involved in cell survival, migration, and adhesion. However, its role in chemosensitivity in locally advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in humans has not yet been investigated. METHODS We enrolled 121 patients with locally advanced stage IVA/B OSCC receiving cisplatin-based IC followed(More)
The clinical significances, cellular effects, and molecular mechanisms by which Aurora-A mediate its invasive effects in HNSCC are still unclear. Here, we found that Aurora-A expression is significantly higher in tumor tissues on 14-microarray of HNSCC in Oncomine-databases. The activity of Aurora-A was not only found in HNSCC specimens, but also(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognostic function of neurite growth-promoting factor 2 (Midkine (MK)) in adjuvant treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is unclear. This study examined whether MK expression may predict treatment response and survival in resectable HNSCC patients. METHODS In this retrospective study, MK expression in 144 HNSCC patients(More)